The French government intends to deport more than 200 immigrants who are in the category of “Radical Islamists” to their countries of origin, including Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, after the killing of a history teacher Samuel Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (a Paris suburb), French media said here on Sunday.
According to “Europe 1” radio, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanan asked provincial governors and mayors during a meeting to initiate the deportation of 231 immigrants who are illegally residing in France and whose names are on the intelligence lists among the category of radical Islamists.
“Over 180 of these immigrants are currently in prison, while the rest will be arrested in preparation for their deportation”, Europe 1 said.
French media said the Interior Minister asked the Moroccan government last week during his visit to the Kingdom to receive 9 immigrants on this list, and he will transmit the same request to Algeria and Tunisia during his upcoming visit a few days later.
These sources stated that the decision of the Interior Minister came as part of urgent measures taken by the government following the killing of a history teacher Samuel Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in Paris, the police announced, minuted after the murder of the teacher, the elimination of the 18-year-old killer, a Tchetchen who was born in Russia, after they shot him dead by nine bullets due to his refusal to surrender.